QSource | F4 LDP

QSource | F4 LDP

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9 Pax continued our new 3rd F study: QSource. We had a few new faces to this 3rd F: Eight Ball, Props & Toe Jam (FNG). Welcome to the group Toe Jam! Thank you gentlemen for posting. Even if you have never posted to a 3rd F study before, now is a good time to get started. There are backblasts posted every week, so it is easy to follow along and get caught up if you miss some weeks.

This morning we reviewed the first 3 weeks of the foundational principles and then discussed this week’s lesson: F4 LDP.

Foundation | F4 – LDP (Leadership Development Process)


The Process Employed By A Group To Develop New Leaders


Hebrews 5:8-9 (NIV) Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who
obey him.


  • Is a Leader born or made?
  • Are there common elements to leadership development?
  • Should the leadership development process be controlled from the top of an Organization?


Great Leaders develop new Leaders

  • Few groups employ a systematic development process
  • Great leaders prepare for their departure and develop new leaders
  • The LDP has four steps:
    • Schooling – the didactic instruction that the potential Leader receives on the timeless fundamentals of leadership.
    • Apprenticeship – where the new Leader is given the chance to develop the skills he learned from his Schooling under the watchful eye of a more experienced Leader.
    • Opportunity – the chance for the growing Leader to put what he has learned into practice under conditions where he is directly responsible for the outcome.
    • Failure – It is from Failure that Leaders learn the most. Success teaches far less because it does not isolate what works from what does not the way Failure does.

The LDP depends upon decentralized execution to a central purpose

  • F3 is comprised of thousands of small Teams which are not in proximity, the LDP cannot restrict the individual initiative and genius of its Leaders.
  • F3 does not dictate the precise manner in which the Leaders are to execute F3’s LDP, but are encouraged and focused upon the central purpose.
  • Leaders must understand the Why before they can perform the What.


  • Great Leaders develop new Leaders
  • The LDP has four steps: Schooling, Apprenticeship, Opportunity and Failure
  • The LDP depends upon decentralized execution to central purpose

Homework for 2/16

Thoughts for the week:

Does a man’s need to be prepared change over time? Is preparedness a mind set or a process? What drives a man’s desire to be prepared?